Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{Review} Darkness & Light by J.A. Belfield

Darkness & Light

A Holloway Pack Novel #1
by J.A. Belfield
Publication Date: June 6, 2011 (ebook)
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Source: Purchased

Jem Stonehouse, a housewife with a neurotic husband bent on keeping her in line, dreams about werewolves in, what she believes to be, a bid to escape boredom.

Sean Holloway is a werewolf, living a charade within the human race, whose mind drifts to a bond he shares with a woman he hasn’t met—at least, not in this lifetime.

Apart, the two are safe, but live unfulfilled lives.

Together, they’ll become prey to rival packs, just as they have been for hundreds of years.

When their worlds collide, instinct takes over. Dreams become reality. Their renewed bond deepens. To keep history from repeating itself, Sean must teach Jem about his heritage, convince her of her role, and win her love.

Can Jem accept her destiny before it’s too late, or is her inner wolf buried too deep to save her future with Sean?

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J.A. Belfield has successfully made werewolves my favorite paranormal creatures of the night. Darkness & Light depicts werewolves as fierce and romantic, what could be better? This story of soulmates once again reuniting is unique and engaging. Jem and Sean have a love that inevitably repeats itself. Their history isn't revealed in one sitting, but spread throughout the novel. There's no chance of getting confused when learning what it means for Jem and Sean as soul mates and what dangers arise because of their bond.

Belfield begins Darkness & Light by allowing readers to get to know Jem. I believe that what is learned about Jem during her time with her not-so-nice husband Peter, interactions with her best friend Poppy and sister Jess, helps reader understand Jem's stubbornness and actions. Yes, Jem is highly stubborn but it's one of her best traits and gets her through tough situations.

I couldn't help but fall in love with Jem Stonehouse and her new pack family: the Holloways and the Larsens. Belfield presents to readers a group of men with strong protective mentalities. It's impossible not to appreciate the way Sean's friends and family dote on Jem and treat her like one of their own. It may become slightly difficult to remember who's who in the pack, but it doesn't take away from the plot, and certain pack members eventually stand out.

The latest ebook version of Darkness & Light comes with a brand new, exquisite cover and bonus chapters in Sean's point of view. These special looks into Sean's mind amp up the romance to dangerous levels of sexy! While those few chapters don't show much of Sean's reactions to danger, seeing him through Jem's eyes in the full length novel is enough to prove how exciting his fierceness makes the story!

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Other J.A. Belfield Titles to Discover:

Eternal (A Holloway Pack Story, #0.5) - Coming July 2, 2012!
Blue Moon (A Holloway Pack Story, #2) - Coming December 2012
Make Believe (Anthology) - Coming December 2012 



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